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Welcome back to Selections, a series of artist-curated playlists from those in the know.

The latest in our Selections series comes from Essen-based DJ and producer VNNN. The moniker of Almedin Alibegovic, his productions combine kinetic techno, brooding trap-beats and hypnotic electronica, switching between crepuscular ambience and buoyant melodicism. This sound is evidenced on his debut EP Give Me Some Attention, released last year.

VNNN. is also a long-time resident at The Third Room – the label, studio and event series behind Stone Techno. Ahead of his appearance at the festival – which comes to the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein in Essen this July – VNNN. gives a taste of what we can expect from his Stone Techno set.

“The playlist is a selection of 20 tracks that I’ve been regularly playing throughout the past year, and they still blow me away to this day,” he tells us. “Each time I load one of these tracks on the player and pre-listen to them on my headphones, they bring a smile to my face. These selected tracks are timeless and fitting for any setting. They will definitely come with me to my upcoming performance at the Stone Techno Festival.”

Detailing the selections further, Alibegovic continues, “the playlist is ordered as I would play them as a set. It starts with a deep, hypnotic and mesmerizing atmosphere, then gradually moves into a faster pace with energetic rhythms, which are a perfect blend of house-ish vibes and gritty techno. Finally, it concludes with spellbinding sound aesthetics without ever taking my foot off the gas.” Get locked in below.

VNNN. plays Stone Techno Festival on 8-9 July.